Biography of Lewis J. Hill
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Hill, Lewis J., born in Clarendon, Orleans county, in 1848, is a son of Loren Hill, who was a native of Phelps, Ontario county. Loren Hill came to this county in 1846 and settled in Clarendon, where he engaged in farming. He held numerous offices in the, town, being justice of the peace several years. Lewis J. Hill resided in Clarendon until 1886, and engaged in farming. At this time he became associated with A. B. Raymond & Co., grain and produce dealers, in Brockport an4 Holley, managing the affairs of the firm in the latter village. Loren Hill married Maria Smith of Lyons, N. Y., and they were the parents of seven children, three Sons: Goodwin H., John S., and Lewis J.; and four daughter.s, Emma, Frances, Mary and Nora M. Mr. Hill was married in 1892 to Emma L., daughter of William S. Glidden of Clarendon. The Glidden family were among the first settlers of the town of Clarendon, and came to the town in 1816. There were Asa and Jacob Glidden (brothers) and their cousins David, Jeremiah, Willard and Simeon. They all came from Vermont with the exception of As; who had settled the township of Stansted in Canada. He, and his uncle, named Bodwell, were the first to arrive, and came on foot, driving their cattle, and when their funds were exhausted they were compelled to sell an animal from time to time, to supply their needs. They located in Clarendoo, which was then a wilderness, and after making a small clearing and erecting a log house, sent for their families, They were all farmers and with their descendents contributed in no small degree to the clearing up and settlement of the town. Asa Glidden married Sallie Sims. and their children were: Sabrina, who married Jason A. Sheldon and finally settled in Michigan; Johial, who married Betsy Davis and also settled in Michigan; Clarissa, who married Helen Babcock; Asa, who married Emeline Ohapin; Smith, who married Cordelia Whaler; and William S., who married Lucinda Cox. Of this family only William S. is living. He was born in 1810, and his occupation has always been farming, and until his removal to Holley a few years since, his entire life has been spent in Clarendon. William S. and Lucinda Glidden were the parents of eleven children, one son, Ezra, and ten daughters, Amelia, Lydia, Sabrina, Elects. Sarah, Evelyn, Rosetta, Augusta, Emma and Irene.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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